caimacam

caimacam

(ˌkaɪməˈkɑːm)
n
a Turkish governor of a sanjak
[C17: from Turkish qāimaqām, from Arabic qāim standing + maqām position]
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In case of ceasing or vacancy, the ruling power was exercised by the temporary leadership of the caimacams, in a number of three, elected among the leaders of high dignities: the president of the High Divan, the Minister of Affairs and the Minister of Justice, who were holding the positions at the moment of vacancy.
After the appointment in the high position, the caimacams had to give account to him and to the People's Ordinary Assembly.